TAB Episode 53

Browning Prototypes - Detachable Box Magazine Lever Action Rifle

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1y Aug 11, 2019

In 1891, John Browning designed a new rifle that fed not from a tube magazine but from a box magazine. Box magazines were a relatively new concept with James Paris Lee leading the field.

This one-of-a-kind Browning prototype uses the same locking mechanism as the Winchester 1886 and is in 'musket' configuration.

In this video Matt takes a look at the rifle and explains how it's unusual magazine design works.

Check out the accompanying blog for this video here: http://armourersbench.com

Many thanks to the Cody Firearms Museum for letting us take a look at the rifle, check out their newly refurbished museum - https://centerofthewest.org/explore/firearms/

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About The Armourer's Bench

The Armourer's Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world.


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